Genevieve lacey and James Crabb.
Genevieve lacey and James Crabb. Keith Saunders

Genevieve Lacey heads music festival line-up

ACT quick to get your tickets for the 2016 Bellingen Music Festival on this week, from September 22-25.

This is the seventh year of this fabulous classical music event and you will find this year's program as enticing and appealing as in previous years.

With her performances described as "possessing a combination of sensuality, wit and mind-boggling flamboyance", virtuoso recorder player Genevieve Lacey performs with classical accordion player James Crabb for a not-to-be-missed performance.

Lovers of chamber music will be delighted that the widely acclaimed Tinalley Quartet will be performing Mendelssohn and Ravel string quartets.

The very popular Acacia Quartet is again helping to continue the Music-by-Youth project, enabling a number of music HSC students to experience their compositions recorded by Acacia and performed at the festival.

Trio Rasa Duende, Tabla, Sarod and Flamenco Guitar close the festival's concert program on the Sunday.

Through their deep understanding and engagement with the highly expressive music cultures of Hindustani and Flamenco traditions, they enthral audiences with their captivating explorations of meeting points between these two traditions.

As always the festival will be celebrating the abundance of talented young musicians in the region.

Festival Fringe Events will offer them a range of opportunities to perform at various venues around the town.

The popular growing program of fringe events will again include local choirs and workshops.

Head to the website www.belingenmusic or email info@bellingenmusic for more information.

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